Dutch security specialist Gemalto has
announced that Zitouna Bank in Tunisia has selected its Dexxis
Instant Issuance solution for on-the-spot EMV card
personalization across the bank’s branches nationwide.

Zitouna is the first bank in Tunisia to
introduce services adapted to Islamic financial practices. The
newly opened bank is also the first in the country to offer instant
issuance and on-the-spot delivery of payment cards that enable its
customers to use their new payment cards immediately.

Gemalto, in cooperation with local system
integrator Bull Tunisia, has installed the personalization
stations, software and equipment, in ten Zitouna branches around
the country.

“We decided to implement an instant issuance
solution in order to greatly facilitate our clients’ subscription
to a payment card,” commented a Zitouna Bank spokesperson.
“Zitouna is extremely satisfied with the level of support that
Gemalto provided, enabling the project deployment in record time –
less than two months! ”

“As a brand new bank entering the Tunisian
market, Zitouna naturally aims to offer top-level service to its
customers,” added Philippe Cambriel, Executive Vice President,
Gemalto.“This project illustrates our capabilities and
determination in accompanying our customers from A to Z, to ensure
the full success of their new service rollout.”